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The Wisdom of Delayed Conclusions

The 2007 movie Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, is the true story of a U.S. Congressman’s efforts to help the Afghans win the 20-year Soviet-Afghan War. Hoffman tells the story of The Zen Master, who wisely keeps saying “we’ll see” when people in the village keep drawing quick conclusions about things that happen around them.

Learn about the 3 reasons it’s wise to delay conclusions until you have more information.

Bridge of Spies – One Powerful Question

In the movie Bridge of Spies, a U.S. attorney works to negotiate a prisoner exchange of American and Russian spies during the height of the Cold War. The Russian spy, captured and being held in the U.S., knows that the outcome of these negotiations will determine the course of his life.

Learn about the one powerful question the Russian uses to manage his thoughts and emotions during this stressful time.

One Mindset for Solving a Problem

If you’re dealing with a tough problem right now or trying to solve a conflict in a relationship, I know it can be easy to get tunnel vision and go down one path and one way of thinking about something and get entrenched in your point of view.

Discover one simple mindset that can help you solve problems more effectively.

Discover one idea for dealing with others you find difficult that can help alleviate stress and conflict.

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Thinking

Our mind is such a busy place. Studies suggest that we have over 6,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. Yet many of these thoughts may not be helping us feel good, do more, or be at our best.

Learn 3 ways you can upgrade your thinking to increase your happiness, success, productivity, and quality of life.

How to Trust Your Instincts

Your instinct is a powerful tool. Yet many of us don’t tap this resource to its fullest extent. It’s not uncommon to second guess yourself and dismiss an instinct you have as not credible. If you feel you’ve made wrong decisions in the past or trusted your gut and got hurt, it’s understandable that you’d question its usefulness. Yet, when you’ve fully honed your instincts, they can help you make better choices and avoid regret.

Here are 6 keys to trusting your instincts.

How to Get Perspective

Ever gotten too close to a situation and can’t really see things objectively anymore? Not able to solve a problem or move ahead because of it? A critical skill is to be able to step back and get perspective so you can make better decisions.

Uncover 10 strategies to help you get perspective.

5 Keys to Managing Negative Self-Talk

The conversations that go on in your head can have a huge impact on how you experience life. While you may have thoughts on many topics, some of the most important thoughts to pay attention to come in the form of “self-talk”. “Self-talk” is simply what you say to yourself about yourself.

Learn the 5 keys to managing your self-talk.

The Necessary Mindset of High-Achievers

Many beliefs can fuel your success and productivity. High-performing people use a variety of them to take on tough goals, stay focused and motivated, and overcome obstacles.

Learn one of the fundamental mindsets that high-achievers use that drives what they accomplish.

The 6 Secrets to Managing Optimism

A damaged space capsule on it’s way to the moon. Three astronauts. “Houston, we have a problem.” Those famous lines have become a catchphrase ever since the Academy Award-nominated movie hit theatres in 1995. But beyond the epic true storyline and gripping conclusion lie some extraordinary lessons in leadership and personal mastery. Flight Director Gene Kranz exhibited hope and confidence about his team to help NASA beat the odds and return the spaceship to earth safely.

Here are 6 secrets to managing optimism in life and work.


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